If your baby is unwell

Transitional care

Transitional care is the extra support given to babies who are well enough to be cared for at the bedside with their mothers, but who need a little extra assistance beyond the usual postnatal care. By looking after babies in this way it builds the relationship between mother and child and reduces admissions to the neonatal unit.

New mums are encouraged to self-care for their baby with support our postnatal team.

Special care baby unit (SCBU)

Sometimes newborn babies require special care. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as being born early (premature), having an infection, or needing additional support with breathing, feeding and keeping warm.

If your baby needs extra help they will be looked after in our recently expanded special care baby unit. Here our dedicated team of neonatal nurses and consultants will work together to give your newborn the high quality care and treatment they need.

We also understand that this will be a worrying time for parents and we will do everything we can to make sure you receive the information and support you need, including regular communication and being on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

Choose us

Self refer online

Get help (maternity helpline)

Chelsea and Westminster
T: 020 3315 6000

West Middlesex
T: 020 8321 5839 


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Mum & Baby app

Our Mum & Baby app supports your journey with us through your pregnancy, birth and life with your baby—download it today!

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The Care Information Exchange gives you online access to your results, scans and appointments during your pregnancy. Find out more.


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eRedbook is an NHS-approved app that allows you to keep a secure digital record of your child's health and development—download and register today!

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